There's something slightly odd about the retired diplomat (Frank Finlay) that Lovejoy and Tinker meet, but everything evens out when he offers to sell them valuable antiques for a fraction of their real value. John Hill: Terence Rigby. Rachel: Clare Byam Shaw.
Lovejoy may need some divine intervention to uncover the history of an antique communion vessel up for auction, after people from around the world start claiming they're the rightful owners. Lord Dunwich: Patrick Ryecart. Lady Dunwich: Gwen Humble. Niarchos: Andy Lucas. Lara Iskander: Gillian Barge.
Lovejoy is treated with hospitality while he prices the contents of a nursing home---until someone tries to murder him. Virginia: Anna Calder-Marshall. Mary: Susan Fleetwood. Stibbs: Hugh Ross. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe.
Lovejoy (Ian McShane) becomes a celebrity after his appearance on a talk show, but colleagues think that fame---and greed---have gone to his head. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Ted: Ken Campbell. Moira: Alphonsia Emmanuel. Tara: Caroline Hunnisett.
Lovejoy's mentor (Dinsdale Landen), missing for seven years, returns to enlist him in a sting against a shady art dealer (Hans Koopman). Judy: Annie Lambert. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan. Lovejoy: Ian McShane.
A collection of Judaica raises suspicion among London dealers; Eric is arrested for theft. Connaught: Peter Jeffrey. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Eric: Chris Jury. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Eric shares his knowledge of antiques with a new assistant (Diane Parish), while an old debt puts Lovejoy at odds with Charlotte Cavendish (Caroline Langrishe). Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Eric: Chris Jury. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Conclusion. Jane comes to Prague to aid Lovejoy, and both are kidnapped by a nefarious art thief (Donald Pleasence). Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Eric: Chris Jury. Dottie Mayhew: Dinah Sheridan. Marek: Peter Vaughan.
Lovejoy cuts it close when he's assigned the task of locating an antique samurai sword---and is given less than a week to meet his "dead"line. Jim Leonard: Dinsdale Landen. Frank Whymark: Julian Glover. Joanna: Julia Sawalha. Harry Whymark: Frank Harper.
Lovejoy is under the gun to prove he's not connected to an armed robbery, but he's afraid Charlotte will explode when she learns his only alibi is an old girlfriend. William Franklyn, Jonathan Coy. Tinker: Dudley Sutton. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe. Beth: Diane Parish.
While Eric (Chris Jury) lends a hand at his uncle's pub, Lovejoy tries to sell an antique sideboard---and uncovers a smuggling racket. Warren Mitchell, Nicholas Le Prevost, Reece Dinsdale, Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton.
Because Lovejoy is preoccupied with Victoria, he delegates a job to Eric, who gets conned; the paintings Lovejoy sells to a gallery owner are pronounced fakes. Ian McShane, Joanna Lumley, Phyllis Logan, Chris Jury.
When a man steals a rug from an elderly woman (Virginia McKenna), Lovejoy and his friends try to find out why. Jane and Alexander have a row that isn't swept under the carpet. Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Chris Jury, Dudley Sutton.
Conclusion. After arriving in America, Lovejoy tries to find out why his mendacious kin are obsessed with the "Lost Colony," a group of British colonists who vanished in the 1500s. Miss Lillian: Barbara Barrie. Mary John: Kate Vernon. Rutherford: Ken Kercheval.